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Fox News Won’t Punish Tucker Carlson over Racist “Great Replacement” Conspiracy Theory

HeadlineApr 13, 2021

Fox News is defending primetime host Tucker Carlson over his on-air defense of the white supremacist “great replacement” theory. On April 8, Carlson made these comments as he lashed out against immigrants and the Democratic Party.

Tucker Carlson: “The left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term 'replacement,' if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World. But they become hysterical because that’s — that’s what’s happening, actually. Let’s just say it. That’s true.”

Tucker Carlson’s reference to “replacement” echoed the words of violent white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, chanting “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us.” The Anti-Defamation League is urging Fox News to fire Carlson, calling his comments “antisemitic, racist and toxic.” “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was former President Trump’s favorite Fox News program and is the most popular cable news show in history.

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